Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 21:17 UTC
Legal The US Trade Representative has released its Special 301 Report again, the document the US government uses to mafia poor countries (and Canada) into enacting stricter IP laws. "Perhaps the most shameful inclusion in this year's report are a series of countries whose primarily fault is being poor. [...] Moreover, with repeated complaints against countries seeking to ensure adequate access to medicines for their citizens or access to books in schools, this year's report hits a new low. It demonstrates the failure of the enforcement agenda and stands as an embarrassment for one of the world's richest countries to prioritize its IP rights over human and economic rights in the developing world." Infuriating. And people wonder why I consider the current IP legislation and lobby entirely unethical and strictly evil.
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by dnstest on Wed 2nd May 2012 22:55 UTC
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Does anyone else notice there is a strong anti-American sentiment in this site these days? This is getting annoying. Really annoying. I never comment, just read the articles. I wonder sometimes why I come back, considering I what I originally came to this site for no longer exists.

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by kwan_e on Thu 3rd May 2012 11:34 in reply to "U.S."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Does anyone else notice there is a strong anti-American sentiment in this site these days? This is getting annoying. Really annoying. I never comment, just read the articles. I wonder sometimes why I come back, considering I what I originally came to this site for no longer exists.


Did you notice how more and more American actions are having an effect on those of us who don't have a say about your laws?

Vote those arseholes out and all will be forgiven. Half of the American population won't do anything about it at all, so we have a right to complain increasingly.

Unfortunately, a country that can't fix its own healthcare while it's not even a problem in other developed countries probably can't fix other problems it has. Such countries tend to export their problems.

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by dnstest on Sat 5th May 2012 02:43 in reply to "RE: U.S."
dnstest Member since:
2006-06-11

"Does anyone else notice there is a strong anti-American sentiment in this site these days? This is getting annoying. Really annoying. I never comment, just read the articles. I wonder sometimes why I come back, considering I what I originally came to this site for no longer exists.


Did you notice how more and more American actions are having an effect on those of us who don't have a say about your laws?

Vote those arseholes out and all will be forgiven. Half of the American population won't do anything about it at all, so we have a right to complain increasingly.

Unfortunately, a country that can't fix its own healthcare while it's not even a problem in other developed countries probably can't fix other problems it has. Such countries tend to export their problems.
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No, I haven't. The US foreign policy has always been of a global pretense since WWII.

Screw you. Don't insult me. I am only one vote of many.

Health care is an individual responsibility. I am disabled. I don't go around looking for people to take care of my health care. I don't have insurance, I pay for EVERYTHING. What are you talking about specifically in regards to exporting problems??

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by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 3rd May 2012 15:40 in reply to "U.S."
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2008-06-02

Does anyone else notice there is a strong anti-American sentiment in this site these days?


That because when the EU or one of its member countries does something bad, then the blame lies solely with the evil greedy politicians. But when the US does something bad, then every individual member of the population deserves the blame (and somehow has a direct responsibility for fixing the problem).

It makes perfect sense, if you (don't) think about it.

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by kwan_e on Thu 3rd May 2012 23:44 in reply to "RE: U.S."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

But when the US does something bad, then every individual member of the population deserves the blame (and somehow has a direct responsibility for fixing the problem).

It makes perfect sense, if you (don't) think about it.


What makes perfect sense is that Americans tend to have a comprehension problem about who is being attacked. In context, most "anti-American" statements are "anti-Congress" statements.

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